One Small Step at Cannes

We’re excited to announce that our short film One Small Step will be making its world premiere at the Short Film Corner at the 2012 Cannes film festival.

We think this is the perfect place to premiere the short as it allows industry professionals, fellow filmmakers, and anyone with accreditation to the festival the ability to watch the film “on demand” in a screening room or viewing station. I’ll be on hand for the first week of the festival to answer questions and meet up with anyone who wants to learn more about the camera or learn about the film.

While many of you have now watched the trailer and the BTS video for One Small Step, we haven’t spent a lot of time talking about the people who helped make the film a reality, so I wanted to introduce you all to the extremely talented cast of One Small Step:

Jordyn Lucas (Destiny White)

Jordyn did an amazing job as our lead character, Destiny White, bringing incredible energy, humor, and positive attitude to the set. She lent the perfect mix of gravitas and innocence to an at times heavy script, and delivered a fantastic performance, especially for such a young actor.

Bio: Jordyn Lucas, a native San Franciscan, has spent most of her life in front of the camera both as an actress and former Ford model. Jordyn has starred in projects for Nickelodeon, the California Department of Health, and numerous independent films and commercials. She also appeared in the San Francisco Opera’s productions of Porgy & Bess and Das Rheingold. Jordyn is represented by the Norwood Talent Agency in Los Angeles.

Dawn Alden (Ms. Forster)

Dawn was an absolute blast to work with, nailing every take and understanding the role of Ms. Forster, Destiny’s teacher, deeply enough to us to play on set and experiment with each scene. Her humor and professionalism brought a lot to our production, and it was great to have her as a part of our cast.

Bio: Dawn made her name in the Chicago theater scene, performing with award-winning and critically acclaimed companies including The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater (winner of the Tony Award for Best Outstanding Regional Theater), Lookingglass Theatre, Eclipse Theatre, About Face Theatre, The Free Associates, and Chicago’s premiere women’s company, Footsteps Theatre, where she was a member for five years. At Footsteps, Dawn became the first female theatrical Resident Fight Choreographer in the Midwest. During her years at Footsteps she founded her own theatre company, Babes With Blades, the first all-female stage combat theatre company in the country.

In 2009, Dawn moved to Los Angeles to explore the worlds of television and film. Since then, she has found work in stage plays, student films, webisodes and feature films, and is looking forward to landing her dream: a recurring role on a sci-fi television series.

Shanae Humphrey (Mrs. White)

Though she’s only been performing for a few years, Shanae’s enthusiasm and passion for acting lights up the room. She gave a great, powerful performance as the complex Mrs. White, a woman who’s son has recently died in the Vietnam War, and formed a wonderful on-set bond with Jordyn, who played her daughter, Destiny.

Bio: Shanae Humphrey is a native Californian born in the beautiful, sunny city of Long Beach. With a passion for the arts and the entertainment industry, Shanae has pushed herself towards making a lifetime career in the business. She is a creator, editor, and featured in the web series, “The Activities” where she and her co-producer earned their eligibility to become members of the Screen Actors Guild.

When Shanae is not acting she spends her down time with her dog, Gizmo, and enjoys kickboxing classes, watching her favorite basketball team, laughing, socializing as well as making new friends. Her outlook on life is live, enjoy and reach for the stars in pursuing your dreams and living life to its fullest potential everyday.

Jordan Wells (Myrna Sweet)

Jordan is a funny, dedicated performer of many talents, and it really shows in her work. As Myrna, Destiny’s school friend, Jordan makes two brief but very memorable appearances in One Small Step, giving our lead (“Y” Jordyn), a run for her money in each one.

Bio: Jordan Rayanna Wells was born in Upland California. Discovering a passion for singing and dancing at a young age, Jordan began taking dance lessons at 5 years old, and has performed in numerous stage shows and dance competitions. She was a member of the acclaimed Dellos Dance Team, winning several state, regional, and national dance titles for Tap, Hip-Hop and Jazz Production Numbers. As a singer, Jordan has participated in concerts around Southern California including Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm.

This vibrant young actress landed her first role at the age of 9 when was cast as a lead in the short film The Things You Lose, which won awards at the Harlem International and South Dakota film festivals. Jordan can now be seen in commercials, industrial videos, short films and television shows that have aired on, TV One, The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

In addition to performing, Jordan has graced the runway appearing in a few “Kids Rock!” Fashion Shows, and appeared in a Global Print Ad for the Coca-Cola Company. She is also a proud recipient of the U.S. Presidents Award for Academic Excellence.

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